The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale (Modern Library - download pdf or read online

By Robert Louis Stevenson,Andrea Barrett

Stevenson’s brooding old romance demonstrates his such a lot abiding theme—the elemental fight among strong and evil—as it unfolds opposed to a hauntingly attractive Scottish panorama, amid the fierce loyalties and violent enmities that characterised Scottish historical past. while brothers try and break up their loyalties among the warring factions of the 1745 Jacobite emerging, one kin unearths itself tragically divided. Stevenson’s remarkably shiny characterizations create an acutely relocating, psychologically advanced paintings; as Andrea Barrett issues out in her advent, “The brothers’ characters, now not the ancient evidence, form the drama.”

This smooth Library Paperback vintage contains illustrations reproduced from the unique edition.

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Download e-book for kindle: City Folk and Country Folk (Russian Library) by Sofia Khvoshchinskaya,Nora Seligman Favorov

By Sofia Khvoshchinskaya,Nora Seligman Favorov

An unsung gem of nineteenth-century Russian literature, City folks and nation Folk is a probably mild but devastating satire of Russian elites within the 1860s. Translated right here into English for the 1st time, the radical weaves a rollicking story of social switch, villainous machinations, and feminine empowerment within the wake of the reliable emancipation of the Russian Empire’s serfs.

Upending the literary clichés of girl passivity and rural-gentry benightedness, Sofia Khvoshchinskaya facilities her tale on a tricky and savvy heiress who refuses to succumb to the strain to marry. City folks and nation Folk unfolds on the state property of Nastasya Ivanovna, the place she lives along with her seventeen-year-old single daughter, Olenka. As 3 Muscovite “city folks” descend at the pair and try to make the most of them, Olenka staves off their efforts to push her into marriage, showing a braveness that's completely uncharacteristic of the heroines of Turgenev’s fiction and different Russian works through males. Sofia Khvoshchinskaya and her author sisters heavily reflect Britain’s Brontës, but Khvoshchinskaya’s paintings includes extra of Jane Austen’s wit and social repartee, in addition to an highbrow engagement comparable to Elizabeth Gaskell’s condition-of-England novels. Written by way of a girl below a male pseudonym, this great and enjoyable exploration of gender dynamics on a post-emancipation Russian property deals a clean and priceless aspect of comparability with the better-known classics of nineteenth-century global literature.

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Get Kinder-Verwirr-Buch (German Edition) PDF

By Joachim Ringelnatz

Den Unterschied bei Mann und Frau
Sieht guy durchs Schlüsselloch genau."
In 24 Gedichten und einem Märchen karikiert Joachim Ringelnatz mit viel sprachlichem Witz und ohne ein Blatt vor den Mund zu nehmen die oft wunderlichen Verhaltensweisen von Erwachsenen.
Joachim Ringelnatz (1883-1934) gehört zu den bedeutendsten deutschen Lyrikern und Kabarettisten. Er verfasste eine Vielzahl an Gedichtbänden, Bühnenstücken und Kinderbüchern.

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Download e-book for iPad: Bearn o la sala de las muñecas (Narrativa en lengua by Llorenç Villalonga

By Llorenç Villalonga

Considerada una de las grandes obras clásicas de los angeles literatura catalana y votada por escritores y lectores catalanes como l. a. mejor novela del siglo XX junto con "La plaça del Diamant" de Mercè Rodoreda, l. a. novela que inicia el mito de Bearn fue concebida primero en castellano, tal vez en 1936, según el testimonio de Baltasar Porcel, el escritor que mejor conoció a Villalonga.

Finalista del premio Nadal el año que ganó "El Jarama" de Sánchez Ferlosio, Villalonga entendió que, en una época dominada por el realismo, su narrativa de alto vuelo proustiano, su pesquisa fáustica de l. a. verdad, su desasosiego por el paso inexorable del tiempo, su retrato del amor pasional y de l. a. serenidad conyugal en un mundo aristocrático destinado a l. a. desaparición, su defensa de l. a. razón ilustrada ante los angeles superchería capellanesca y sus tramas con los misteriosos Rosacruces, no tenía ninguna opción. Fue entonces cuando Porcel le currentó al escritor y editor catalán Joan revenues y Villalonga reescribió su obra en catalán.

La polémica sobre si hay que creer en los angeles sinceridad de las palabras de Villalonga afirmando que escribió su primer manuscrito de "Bearn" en catalán parece hoy superada. En todo caso, se trata de una obra maestra en ambos idiomas, comparada por sus asombrosas coincidencias con "El Gatopardo", que Lampedusa publicó un año después de su muerte.

"Una novela imprescindible."
Juan Marsé

"Villalonga nos lega una Mallorca common, como los angeles Sicilia lampedusiana."
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Un incantevole aprile (Italian Edition) - download pdf or read online

Elizabeth von Arnim (Mary Annette Beauchamp 1866-1941), nata a Sydney in Australia e cresciuta in Inghilterra, fu cugina di Katherine Mansfield e amica di E.M. Forster. H.G. Wells nella sua autobiografia los angeles descrisse come «la donna più intelligente della sua epoca». Tutti i suoi romanzi sono pubblicati da Bollati Boringhieri: Il giardino di Elizabeth (1989), I cani della mia vita (1991), Un incantevole aprile (1993), La memorabile vacanza del barone Otto (199

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Read e-book online Aristophanes: An Introduction PDF

By James Robson

This available advent to the paintings of 1 of the world's maximum comedian writers tackles key questions posed by means of Aristophanes' performs, corresponding to staging, humour, songs, obscene language, politics and the fashionable translation and function of Aristophanic comedy. The ebook opens up intriguing and contentious components of Aristophanic scholarship in a manner that's enticing and with no trouble understandable to a non-specialist viewers, by no means wasting sight of the truth that Aristophanes' performs are vivid literary texts, designed basically to attract a classical Athenian viewers as items of residing drama. Key to the book's charm is that James Robson conceives of the performs as dynamic texts, containing a treasure trove of data not just approximately how they may were played and acquired in classical Athens, but additionally how they may be learn and understood this present day. most significantly, readers are given the instruments and data to make their very own minds up in regards to the debates that also rage approximately Aristophanic comedy within the smooth world.

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Read e-book online La abadesa de Castro: Una crónica italiana (Impedimenta) PDF

By Stendhal,Editorial Impedimenta,translator,Pablo D'Ors

«El placer que Stendhal ofrece es imprevisible como los angeles vida, como las horas de un día y como los días de una vida.»
Leonardo Sciascia

Stendhal es un escritor desprejudiciado, con una visión realista del género humano y sin embargo también es un romántico. Sus textos son espejos de realidades (no en vano el mismo acuñó esta metáfora), pero las realidades que refleja son románticas, en todos los sentidos de los angeles palabra, desde el más cursi hasta el más chic. La abadesa de Castro primera de las novelle que conforman las Crónicas italianas de Stendhal, está considerada un joya literaria. Stendhal arranca con una suerte de prólogo sobre el siglo XVI y l. a. mentalidad de los florentinos. De repente el tono cambia al de un manuscrito que narra un amor imposible entre un bandido bueno, el bravo Julio Branciforte y una joven noble, los angeles bella Elena Campireali. Como si estuviéramos leyendo una suerte de Decamerón, poco a poco los angeles historia adquiere profundidad psicológica, pasa de lo pintoresco a lo dramático. Los personajes cometen errores, son egoístas y extremadamente crueles, acciones que se justifican en nombre de ese sentimiento desproporcionado que es el amor en los angeles Italia renacentista.

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Read e-book online Herman Melville: Typee, Omoo, Mardi: A Peep at Polynesian PDF

By Herman Melville

this primary quantity of The Library of America's three-volume version of the full prose works of Herman Melville contains 3 romances of the South Seas. Typee and Omoo, in response to the younger Melville's reports on a whaling send, are exuberant debts of the idyllic lifestyles one of the "cannibals" in Polynesia. They remained his preferred works good into the twentieth century. Mardi("the global" in Polynesian) is a mix of love tale, experience, and political allegory, set on a legendary Pacific island, that appears ahead to the complexities of Moby-Dick. jointly, those 3 romances provide early facts of the genius and bold that make Melville the grasp novelist of the ocean and a precursor of modernist literature. better half volumes--Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick and Herman Melville: Pierre, Israel Potter, The Piazza TalesThe self assurance guy, Uncollected Prose, and Billy Budd complete this version of Melville's prose.

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Download e-book for iPad: El deli latino (Spanish Edition): Prosa Y Poesia by Judith Ortiz Cofer,Elena Olazagasti-Segovia

By Judith Ortiz Cofer,Elena Olazagasti-Segovia

This is a Spanish-language version of The Latin Deli, Judith Ortiz Cofer's prizewinning choice of brief tales, own essays, and poems. a piece wealthy in longing, love, and remembrance, El deli latino opens a door into the lives of the Puerto Rican immigrants who reside in or close to an city New Jersey tenement referred to as "El Building." The publication used to be chosen by means of Rita Dove, Ashley Montague, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. to obtain the Anisfield-Wolf ebook Award, which acknowledges paintings that has made "important contributions to our realizing of racism or our appreciation of the wealthy range of human cultures."

In the poem from which the booklet takes its name, a "woman of no-age" presides over a small shop whose wares--Bustelo espresso, jamón y queso, "green plantains putting in stalks like votive offerings"--must fulfill, even if imperfectly, those that starvation for his or her island domestic. within the tale "Nada," an anguished mom whose son has been killed in Vietnam refuses the comfort of her acquaintances and the medals provided by way of the govt. ("Tell the Mr. President of the us what I say: No, gracias."). Cofer's essay "The Paterson Public Library" recollects how, in books, she chanced on shelter and solace from the skin world.

El deli latino transcends the details of the expatriate event to talk common truths in regards to the mysteries of hope, the search for wisdom, and the fight to reconcile opposing selves.

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